The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria

The Contemporary Austin presents new and innovative exhibitions and installations by preeminent contemporary artists from around the world.

As Austin’s only museum solely focused on contemporary artists and their work, The Contemporary Austin offers exhibitions, educational opportunities, and events that start conversations and fuel the city’s creative spirit. Known for artist-centric exhibitions and collaborations, The Contemporary invites exploration in both its urban and natural settings-downtown at the Jones Center, lakeside at the Laguna Gloria campus, and around Austin through the Museum Without Walls program.

Artists represented at the museum’s Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria include Ai Weiwei, Terry Allen, Carol Bove, Sarah Crowner, Nicole Eisenman, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tom Friedman, Anya Gallaccio, Ryan Gander, Liam Gillick, Nancy Holt, Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler, Paul McCarthy, Juan Muñoz, Wangechi Mutu, Ugo Rondinone, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Tom Sachs, Monika Sosnowska, Jessica Stockholder, SUPERFLEX, and Marianne Vitale.

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1. The Contemporary Austin - Laguna Gloria with Tom Friedman, Looking Up, 2015. Stainless steel. 390 x 130 x 90 inches. Edition 1 of 3, 1 AP. Artwork © Tom Friedman. Courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York. Image © The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons. 2. Jessica Stockholder, Save on select landscape & outdoor lighting: Song to mind uncouples, 2019. Powder-coated aluminum lamp poles with LED heads, poured and painted green epoxy resin and acrylic urethane; fiberglass outgrowth; concrete bollards with poured pink epoxy resin; orange fiberglass grating, turquoise plastic lumber, steel joists; landscape. Dimensions variable. Commissioned by The Contemporary Austin with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2019. Artwork © Jessica Stockholder. Courtesy the artist; Kavi Gupta, Chicago; and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons. 3. Wangechi Mutu, Water Woman, 2017. Bronze. 36 x 65 x 70 inches. Edition 2 of 3, with 2 AP. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Wangechi Mutu. Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons. 4. Monika Sosnowska, The stairs, 2011. Painted steel. 140 15/16 x 181 1/8 x 98 7/16 inches. Collection of The Contemporary Austin. Purchased with funds provided by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation, 2017.3. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2015. Artwork © Monika Sosnowska. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons. 5. Carol Bove, From the Sun to Zürich, 2016, and Err on the side of Gnosis, 2017. Installation view, Carol Bove, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Carol Bove. Courtesy the artist; Maccarone, New York/Los Angeles; and David Zwirner, New York/London. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons. 6. Ai Weiwei, Iron Tree Trunk, 2015. Cast iron. 185 x 63 x 82 5/8 inches. Edition 1 of 3. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas, 2017. Artwork © Ai Weiwei Studio. Courtesy Ai Weiwei Studio and Lisson Gallery. Image courtesy The Contemporary Austin. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.